linocut 1964

Kew’s Pagoda was completed in 1762 as a gift for Princess Augusta, the founder of the Gardens. It was one of several Chinese buildings designed for Kew by Sir William Chambers, who had spent time travelling and studying the architecture of East Asia. A popular ‘folly’ of the age, it offered one of the earliest and finest bird’s eye views of London.

This linocut can be seen, along with 23 other works by Ravilious, Bawden, Rothenstein, Chapman and Hoyle, at The Lightbox Woking in a new exhibition, The Ingram Collection & The Fry Art Gallery: ‘Bawden, Ravilious and the art of Great Bardfield’, running until the 9th October 2022.